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Contessa 35 
1975 - £29,950 
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Contessa 35 - 1975/76 - £29,950 
The Contessa 35, designed by Doug Peterson and built by the well-regarded Jeremy Rogers Yard at Lymington in the mid-1970's, blends the pace of a competitive one-ton design with ample accommodation for comfortable cruising - one of the best-looking and performing dual-purpose "cruiser-racer" yachts of that era, 
Contessa 35’s were intended as cruiser-racers, and around 80 were built, some of these were fitted out and used more for racing than cruising however ‘Intuition’ has been used almost entirely for cruising by her only three owners from new. In her first ownership of over 30 years, she was kept in France from 1990 and only afloat for two months each summer. Her next owner from 2006 until 2020 kept her in Cornwall, and over that time, "Intuition" has received knowledgeable maintenance and regular renewals making this a fine example of the model. 
Even now a Contessa 35 is a very fast boat for her size, particularly to windward. However, unlike most more modern designs, she gets her speed from a big rig on a hull with a very high (over 50%) ballast ratio. This makes her an easy to handle and surprisingly docile cruising boat. 
When a modern production cruiser is getting overpowered and rounding up, the Contessa 35 will just heel a bit more and carry on going the way you want - You can always slow down a fast boat, but you cannot speed up a slow one..... 
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Please contact on 01752 228855 or email us for further details or to arrange a viewing 



7 berths in saloon and forecabin with good headroom. 
GRP Moulded roof headliner throughout (NOT vinyl linings!) with teak side lining strips to fore cabin and saloon pilot berth areas 
240v Shore power system fitted 2020/2021, 4 X UK Sockets with USB ports. 
Taylors 079 Diesel Heater mounted on forward saloon bulkhead with flue, installed new in 2012/13 
Double Vee berth with 6 inch thick mattress. Overhead opening deck hatch. 
Hanging and shelved storage to starboard opposite heads compartment to port. 
Heads Compartment
Lavac Zenith Sea Toilet (pump replaced 2017/18) 
Tek Tanks’ 36L polyprop holding tank installed in 2017/18 with Y-valve and new pipework 
Moulded basin with pumped fresh water supply. 
Two settee berths either side of a central table with two drop leafs 
Lee cloths 
Two pilot berths each side outboard of settee berths 
Single Quarter berth with lee cloth on the starboard side aft of the chart table seat. 
Galley area
Good sized U shaped galley area with ample storage 
Origo 6000 gimballed alcohol stove with two burners and oven 
Cool box 
Stainless steel sink with wooden cover and pumped fresh water supply 
Nav area
Full size forward facing chart table to starboard with internal chart storage 
Upholstered navigators seat with backrest 
Mechanical and electrical systems 
Sails And Rigging 
Navigation Equipment 
Deck Equipment 
Safety Equipment 


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